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Criticisms of implied consent tests and blood draws

Implied consent laws have generated controversy. In Virginia, such a law allows police to secrure a breath or blood sample from individuals suspected of driving while under the influence if an officer has probable cause to believe a driver has been drinking.

Interlock ignition devices increasing in use due to Virginia law

Hopefully we all understand that the consequences of a DUI arrest or conviction can be severe.  Those charged with a DUI can potentially pay thousands of dollars in fines and other penalties, and there is also a chance of spending time in jail.

Court ruling comes down pertaining to accuracy of breath tests

While it probably won't surprise many of our Virginia readers, the Supreme Court for one other state has ruled that breathalyzer devices cannot always be relied upon to provide accurate readings. This ruling could result in a great many DUI cases being thrown out.

Vietnam vet from Virginia sentenced for drunk driving charges

A Vietnam veteran has been sentenced after being arrested on drunk driving charges. The Virginia man was on his job as a driver for a nonprofit group that serves special needs and senior citizens when he was involved in a one-vehicle accident. The drunk driving charges were issued by an officer after he claimed he smelled alcohol on the man's breath.

Virginia doctor facing drunk driving charges

Virginia residents may be interested to learn of drunk driving charges that were brought against a doctor practicing in their own community. A woman was killed by the doctor who had been drinking before making the mistake of getting behind the wheel. The drunk driving charges have resulted in jailed confinement for the doctor, until he can be arraigned.

Drunk driving charges for Virginia SAFE director

Drunk driving charges were recently leveled at a recovering alcoholic who was the director of the SAFE program in a Virginia county. He has been the director at the Substance Abuse Free Environment Inc. for several years and guided it to national importance. The drunk driving charges have given him cause to resign from his position heading the association.

Virginia man facing drunk driving charges after serious crash

In a case involving DUI offenses the prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt on each element of a charged crime. When a driver is charged with DUI in an accident involving a death, the authorities usually bring a homicide charge against the accused. In Virginia and most states, a conviction of a crime involving drunk driving charges that is associated with the death of an innocent victim results in a mandatory sentence of incarceration.

Woman faces drunk driving charges following Virginia accident

Alcohol, when consumed in moderation, certainly can help a person to loosen up in a social situation or to take a break from everyday anxieties. However, when a person drinks too much alcohol, he or she can quickly become inebriated. Legal consequences can result from just one decision to drink and drive. Nevertheless, a person who is facing drunk driving charges has the right to defend himself or herself and cannot be described as guilty if this guilt is not established in accordance with the strict legal standards in Virginia.

Drunk driving charges result for Virginia man after damaging ride

Every day, hundreds of individuals are accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances. While it is true that not everyone accused of such a crime is guilty, drunk driving charges alone can have a very negative effect on a young person's life. This is the lesson that one young man in Virginia is learning after his DUI arrest made the local news.

Will driver in Christmas getup argue elf defense on DUI charge?

People in Virginia and all over the country get arrested on suspicion of drunk driving all the time. While it is unfortunate for those people, most of them have the benefit of not having their mug shot and details of their arrest show up on national news sites. However, one man hit with drunk driving charges recently was unable to avoid that fate when he was pulled over recently while wearing a holiday costume.

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